Data Protection News Roundup – 27th August 2019

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Who’s getting it wrong?

Web host Hostinger has suffered a data breach that it says may have affected 14 million customers. The company received an alert on Thursday that one of its servers containing customer usernames, email addresses and passwords was improperly accessed. In response to discovering the breach it has reset user passwords. Read more here.

An adult site, Luscious, has suffered a data breach exposing the private information of over 1 million of the site’s users. The leaked information included usernames, personal email accounts, locations, gender, activity logs and in some cases full names. The researchers that discovered the breach said that “many users” joined the site using their government email addresses with evidence of this coming from users in Brazil, Italy, Australia and Malaysia. Read more here.


Other News

According to a new study by University College London a no-deal Brexit would seriously disrupt the free flow of commercially valuable data between Europe and the UK, leaving companies across the finance, hospitality, manufacturing and technology sectors facing “immense” extra costs. The report says potential problems post-Brexit with data transfers have received “minimal attention” in the debate over the UK’s exit from the EU. Read more here.

A new report from Juniper Research has found that the global cost of data breaches will rise from $3 trillion each year to over $5 trillion in 2024. Read more here.


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